Meet Kristen

Kristen Rosen Gonzalez is a proud single mother raising her children on Miami Beach. She was born and raised in South Florida, speaks Spanish and French fluently, and has a multi-cultural background reflecting the diversity of Florida. Immediately following her undergraduate career at Tufts University in Boston, MA where she studied both French and Spanish Literature, she moved back home to Miami Beach, FL, her hometown, worked as an internet journalist, and started a family. While raising her young children, she went back to school part-time and earned a Master’s Degree in Communication at Barry University in 2006.
 
Kristen is grateful for her education because when she  divorced, she was immediately able to find a job as an English Teacher at Miami Central, an inner-city high school and one of the most challenged schools in the Miami Dade County School District. This experience allowed Kristen to develop an in-depth understanding of the county’s K-12 educational system, and, after one-year, she was hired as a full-time faculty member at Miami Dade College, the nation’s largest community college.
 
For the past eight years at the college, (Associate) Professor Rosen Gonzalez has served on Miami Dade College’s Legislative Advocacy Committee and lobbied in Tallahassee, the Theodore Gibson Oratorical Competition Board, a speech contest in conjunction with Miami Dade County Public Schools exploring the Black Diaspora, and Co-Chaired the Bill and Melinda Gates’ Foundation Undergraduate Pathway’s Program to create clear and defined routes to earning student degrees.
 

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Democrat Sees Ros-Lehtinen’s Retirement as Mixed Blessing

MIAMI BEACH — Miami Beach Commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez was attending a baby shower on Sunday when she happened to glance at her mobile phone. “I had like 50 text messages and 40 missed calls,” she told Patch. “I said ‘oh my goodness.’” That’s when the news first broke that veteran Miami Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, […]

Miami Beach Commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez Jumps in Against Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Educator and Miami Beach City Commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez filed her paperwork to run against U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., this week as Democrats hope to flip that seat in 2018. Rosen Gonzalez joins a growing field running for the Democratic nomination. Businessman Scott Fuhrman and businessman Michael Hepburn are also seeking the Democratic nod. […]

Miami Beach commissioner to challenge Ileana Ros-Lehtinen in 2018

First-term Democratic Miami Beach Commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez is challenging to Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen for Congress in 2018. The Miami Herald reports that Gonzalez is the second Democrat to file in Florida’s 27th Congressional District, recently redrawn and now leaning  Democratic. In 2016, Hilary Clinton defeated Donald Trump by 20 percentage points in CD 27. […]

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Tenemos que reflejar y disfrutar de las cosas más sencillas de la vida. Si es aire condicionado, es aire. Si estas sin luz, entonces disfruta de la familia, o una fruta, o un acto sencillo limpiando la casa. Hay otras en situaciones muchas peores que la nuestra. ... See MoreSee Less

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At a moment like this, there are no red states or blue states. We are all red, white, and blue.

The following personnel and resources have been deployed to Florida to assist in Hurricane Irma response and recovery:

· Alaska – Deployed a Geographic Information Science Supervisor and Emergency Operations Center Support Team

· Alabama – Deployed two CH-47 Chinook helicopters, along with cargo trucks and other logistical assets

· Arkansas – Deployed 28 Swiftwater Rescue Personnel and Boats

· California – Deployed an Emergency Management Assistance Compact Advance Team

· Colorado – Deployed Graphical Information Systems and Emergency Operation Center Support Team

· Connecticut – Deployed two CH-47 Chinook helicopters

· Washington D.C. – Deployed an All Hazards Incident Management Team

· Indiana – Deployed Tactical Command Post staff and equipment

· Iowa – Deployed four LUH-72 Lakota helicopters and two CH-47 Chinook helicopters

· Kentucky – Deployed six FEMA Type II ambulances

· Louisiana – Deployed Type III Urban Search and Rescue Teams, an Animal/Human Swiftwater Search and Rescue Team and Emergency Operations Center Support Staff

· Massachusetts – Deployed Infrastructure Support Staff, an All Hazards Incident Management Team and a nurse team

· Michigan - Deployed Type III Urban Search and Rescue Teams

· Minnesota – Deployed an Emergency Operations Center Support Team along with a CH-47 Chinook helicopter

· Mississippi – Deployed a Type III Urban Search and Rescue Team, 26 Special Response Teams and equipment, an All Hazards Incident Management Team, lead staff for Mass Care, Emergency Support Function 8 Leadership Support and 2 CH-47 Chinook helicopters

· North Carolina – Deployed Medical Center Evacuation Assistance

· North Dakota – Deployed an Emergency Management Assistance Compact Advance Team and Nurse Teams

· Nebraska – Deployed multiple aviation assets

· New Hampshire – Deployed 2 Air Operations Branch Directors

· New Jersey – Deployed cargo trucks and other logistical transportation assets

· New York – Deployed a Type III Urban Search and Rescue Team along with 10 UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters

· Ohio – Deployed Type 3 All Hazards Incident Management Teams

· Oklahoma – Deployed an Emergency Operations Center Support Team

· Pennsylvania – Deployed a CH-47 Chinook helicopter with air support

· Tennessee – Deployed a Type II Urban Search and Rescue Team, Emergency Support Function 8 Augmentation Teams, 40 Nurses and 5 Ambulance Strike Teams

· Texas – Deployed 66 Swiftwater Search and Rescue Teams

· Utah – Deployed a Human Services Emergency Operations Center Support Team

· Washington - Deployed an All Hazards Incident Management Team

· Wisconsin – Deployed Wide Area Security and Humanitarian Relief on a 30-day mission along with Type III Urban Search and Rescue Teams

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Since a State of Emergency has been declared, pharmacies can give an additional refill of any of your prescriptions, even if you have additional days before the next refill cycle. And your insurance company must cover them with the same deductible as it does normally. This is especially important for people with chronic conditions, like diabetes, heart disease, and COPD. While you still have time, check with your pharmacist about getting an additional refill. Stay healthy. Stay safe. ... See MoreSee Less

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